The widest and wildest creative responses to climate change in arts venues, on streets, in schools, at festivals, across broadcast, film, fashion and music.

From June to December 2018, the UK's creative community will host a season of diverse, multidisciplinary responses across the arts, culture and creative industries. It will be the first coordinated national response from artists and arts organisations speaking out together on the future of our planet, a global chorus about our Earth. It will be about optimism. It will be about inspiring action. 

The Season will coincide with the landmark UN Climate of Parties 'COP24' talks taking place in November, critical in meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement. 

Sign up to take part

Join over 200 organisations in the UK and internationally, artists across creative disciplines, organisations of all sizes and add your voice to Season for Change. Everyone is welcome.

So far this includes Arcola Theatre, Artichoke, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Contact Theatre, Free Word, Glyndebourne, HOME Manchester, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Leicester Curve Theatre, Manchester Museum, the National Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Norwich Theatre Royal, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Small World Theatre, Tyneside Cinema, Warwick Arts Centre, among others.

The programme is managed by a steering group led by Julie's Bicycle, Artsadmin and Battersea Arts Centre. 

Register your interest

Programme something

We invite you to add your voice to the programme. You can

  • Programme an event
  • Commission new work
  • Organise a debate
  • Curate an exhibition
  • Provide space for spontaneous performances
  • Host an open call
  • Make art, theatre, music, film
  • Turn your work inside out and show what you're doing behind the scenes
  • Put climate change centre stage

You tell us!

We invite your widest and wildest imagination to speak out, champion change, showcase sustainable practice and inspire action.

We take inspiration from Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), responsible for COP21 and the delivery of the Paris Agreement:

“I thank all those artists, from the late, great David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Bjork and Coldplay to author Margaret Atwood, designer Vivienne Westwood, and actors Colin Firth and Stephen Fry, for getting behind the Paris climate summit. I also look forward to their support, commitment and action towards realising the aims and ambitions forged in the French capital in December including through taking measures to manage down the carbon footprint of these highly influential creative industries”

A nationwide commission

A creative, playful nationwide commision taking place in Autumn 2018 will stimulate conversations about our environment. It will take place in locations across the UK, uniting the wide array of responses and bringing the general public into dialogue. 

Applications to submit an idea have now closed.

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Become a Season for Change Champion

We are creating a network of enthusiastic, committed, exceptional creative professionals to become Season for Change champions for their region. Champions will take a lead and contribute to the coordination of the Season in their area. 

Register your interest

Undecided?

Get in touch to find out more, contact theseason2018@gmail.com